20 days in New England & Bolton Landing Itinerary

20 days in New England & Bolton Landing Itinerary

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20 days in New England & Bolton Landing Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  11 h
1
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bolton Landing
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Dorset
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Newport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Step out of Boston to go to Gloucester and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum, meet the residents at New England Aquarium, and get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boston itinerary app .

Brussels, Belgium to Boston is an approximately 11-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Brussels to Boston, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Boston reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

3
nights
Portland

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop, then sample the tasty concoctions at Allagash Brewing Company, and finally stroll through Eastern Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Portland Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perkins Cove.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portland itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Boston to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Portland when traveling from Boston in July, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ogunquit
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Perkins Cove ©
Perkins Cove

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Compass Harbor Trail, identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at St. Saviour's Church :, then stroll through Ocean Path, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jordan Pond Path Trailhead, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bar Harbor sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Portland to Bar Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
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Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead ©
Jordan Pond Path Trailhead

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Franconia Falls and then fly down the slopes at Loon Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, then cool off at Whales Tale Waterpark, and finally find something for the whole family at Ice Castles.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bar Harbor to Lincoln takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In July in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bolton Landing.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Franconia
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Flume Gorge ©
Flume Gorge
The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park ©
Whales Tale Waterpark ©
Whales Tale Waterpark

2
nights
Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing ©
Bolton Landing is a hamlet in the town of Bolton in Warren County, New York, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tongue Mountain Range Trails. On the 8th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then trek along Tongue Mountain Range Trails, and then walk around Rogers Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Ticonderoga and then head outdoors with Square Eddy Expeditions.

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Drive from Lincoln to Bolton Landing in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bolton Landing are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dorset.

Things to do in Bolton Landing

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fort Ticonderoga, Square Eddy Expeditions
Highlights from your plan
Square Eddy Expeditions ©
Square Eddy Expeditions
Fishing Charters & Tours
Tongue Mountain Range Trails ©
Tongue Mountain Range Trails

2
nights
Dorset

Dorset ©
Dorset is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dorset: Woodstock (Sugarbush Farm & Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park) and Killington Resort (in Killington). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bromley Mountain, look for gifts at H.N. Williams General Store, and experience rural life at North Meadow Farm.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dorset travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bolton Landing to Dorset in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dorset can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Dorset

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woodstock, Manchester, Bromley Mountain, Killington Resort
Highlights from your plan
Killington Resort ©
Killington Resort
Bromley Mountain ©
Bromley Mountain

2
nights
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at The Breakers, then get to know the fascinating history of Cliff Walk, then cruise along Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kinney Azalea Garden. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Elms, then identify plant and animal life at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mystic Aquarium.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport tour planner .

You can drive from Dorset to Newport in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Newport when traveling from Dorset in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Newport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, Mystic Aquarium, Kinney Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Breakers ©
The Breakers
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District
Mystic Aquarium ©
Mystic Aquarium

2
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States; Barnstable County is coextensive with Cape Cod. On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Nobska Point Lighthouse, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Woods Hole Science Aquarium, then grab your bike and head to Shining Sea Bikeway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Highfield Hall & Gardens, then stroll around Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob), then get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Plantation, and finally appreciate the history behind Plymouth Rock.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Falmouth trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Newport to Falmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Falmouth are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Plymouth
Highlights from your plan
Old Silver Beach ©
Old Silver Beach
Plimoth Plantation ©
Plimoth Plantation
Plymouth Rock ©
Plymouth Rock

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